Rafael Nadal in 2015 has been in a bad patch consistently with poor results. Although he has won couple of lower ranked tournaments, his reign in grand slam tournaments has been poor with quarter-finals at Australian Open and French Open being his best result. Lack of consistency has been his undoing so far in the 2015 season. After winning in Hamburg Nadal said that the mental aspect of the game is back which is a positive sign.
When spoke about retirement Nadal said that he will do so only when he loses the motivation to play more.
“For sure, there is more behind than in front in my career. I’m sure of that,” Nadal said just before the Montreal Masters, where he is set to compete in both the events – singles and doubles. “But I don’t think about retirement.”
He further added, “Day by day is my way to work. I was 19 years old in 2005 and I’m sure that I won’t be playing tennis until 39. I have motivation to keep going so it’s difficult to think about not playing. But when it comes, I will know.”
“When I wake up without motivation to improve, that will be the end. But until that day arrives, I’m here and enjoying it.”
Nadal was in a spot of bother during the month of June as he might have slipped out of top 10 but his win at Hamburg made him move to world no.7. Nadal who is chasing 4th title of the year will be facing Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine.